Who’s better – Jake Gyllenhaal or Dominic Cooper? I can imagine both have their fans, but Jake is probably the bigger star, and he has now stepped in to replace Cooper as the male lead in Warner Bros.’ crime thriller Motor City, according to Variety. Dominic backed out due to scheduling conflicts, presumably because the Motor City clashes with Cities, which he recently signed up for.
Gyllenhaal will play an ex-con who gets released from prison and sets off on a quest for vengeance, seeking out the men who framed him. Amber Heard will be the female lead, while Gary Oldman is set to play the villain.
Albert Hughes, best known for directing the likes of From Hell and The Book Of Eli with his brother Allen, is helming Motor City from Chad St. John’s screenplay, which landed on the Black List back in 2009. It isn’t known when the movie will shoot.